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Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019
With the start of each school year, we like to remind our friends of childcare guidelines and procedures. At MCS, we try to provide childcare as often as possible at school events.  In order for us to safely provide childcare for MCS evening and weekend events we ask that you follow this set of guidelines. Sign up on the appropriate Google Form/Sheet which will be emailed to the community. Please note: sign up will close 24 hours before the event in order to provide adequate time for staff to... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019
The School Strike 4 Climate on September 20, 2019 energized over a million students to organize massive demonstrations in New York and across the globe on a school day. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist who embodies  our ideals of a youth leader, moved to act with her weekly act of defiance outside the Swedish Parliament. A global youth movement aiming its collective voice at a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly animated students and schools to... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019
Manhattan Country School students are in a unique situation as both consumers of drinking water that originates in the Catskill Mountains and as stewards of the NYC watershed while at the MCS Farm. This year, the 8th grade class will be researching, discussing and debating the complexities of the watershed. On their recent fall Farm trip, they took a deep dive into the history of the need for water over time in the five boroughs. The students discovered that several towns, filled with people... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
Thursday morning, September 5, students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Outside, they were welcomed by building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, George, with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. As children headed up to their classrooms and parents mingled in the lobby, the building was filled with laughter and spirited conversations about summer vacations and the new year to come. Once in their classrooms, students... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
We welcomed new members to the Manhattan Country School faculty and staff this year. Among the existing faculty and staff, a few people have taken on new roles and responsibilities as well. We look forward to working together toward another successful school year.  New Faculty/Staff Ariella (Ari) Carle: 5-6s Assistant TeacherEducation: B.S. City CollegeAuDora (Dora) Vukaj: Kitchen Assistant Beth Sorrentino​: Lower School Music TeacherEducation: B.F.A. Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance, and... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
With the start of each school year, we like to remind our friends of the importance of proper health care in our community. It is my job to promote the health and wellbeing for all students and the school community at large. Some of the tasks involved in this process include: coordinating care between school, families and providers; addressing the health needs of the community, including social and environmental needs affecting health; providing health education to the school community; and... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
This year Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, September 26, from 6–7 p.m. In a change from past years, we will not be having a reception portion of the evening. Instead, classroom presentations will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Please do not bring any food or drink to share to your child’s classroom on Curriculum Night. This change reflects the added demand on our families’ time as we ask for your participation in the Head of School search process later this month. The 8th grade High school... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
As our school continues to grow, we have revised our arrival and dismissal procedures to accommodate the increasing numbers of families. Please read below for our routines: Arrival School opens at 8:30 a.m. Students are expected to be in their classrooms at that time. Students who arrive after 8:45 a.m. must get a late pass from the front desk to give to their teacher. 4-5s and 5-6s: Living Room & Landing  If 4-5s and 5-6s arrive with their grown-ups earlier than 8:30 a.m., they... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. During a ceremony shared with faculty, staff, family and friends, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS. View Graduation Pictures Tadeáš Beise When I came into the 4-5s classroom on the first day of school, I didn't know anyone. I was pretty shy and decided to join a table with the stackable bears rather than people. Besides this, it didn't take too long for me to be... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
Last week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "Into the Woods," a production directed by Shadenia Davis with Dan Rubins on piano. Eighth graders performed for their families, young alumni and again on the night of Graduation. Bravo to all on a fantastic production.  _MG_0011.jpg _MG_0334_0.jpg... Read More

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